- Charter School

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CHARTER
COLLEGE
The post 16 experience
OUR SUCCESSES - 2013
Yeah baby!
• 60% of all A Level grades are A* - B
• More than 98% of all year 13s achieved a place at
their chosen university, medical school, art or music
college – including Imperial College, Oxford,
Edinburgh, Bristol and Royal Veterinary College
• There were some outstanding individual
performances with 17% of students achieving at least
3 A grades
• For the first time - 30% of all grades were A*or A
POST 16 TEAM
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Ms Davies – Director of Learning: Post 16
Mr Reid – Head of Year 12
Ms Williams – Post 16 Progress Leader
Ms Proctor - Public Affairs Manager
Year 12 Tutors
• 12C - Ms Nejo
• 12T – Mr Davis
• 12E - Mr Soanes
• 12S – Miss Chalcraft
• 12H – Dr Henry
• 12R - Mr Smith
• 12A - Ms Marshall
• 12B – Miss Hopwood
HOW DOES IT WORK?
High Expectations
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Effective Support
EXPECTATIONS
Sixth form students commit themselves to:
• Minimum 30 hours per week commitment
• 100% attendance and punctuality
• All homework to be the quality of a student’s target grade
• Freedoms & responsibilities
• Teamwork – valuing each other
• Swipe cards
• Authorising absence – [email protected]
• Your child needs to use their increased freedom
responsibly
University or HE
Apprenticeships
Employment
SETTING THE STANDARDS
• The first five weeks of this term will shape what
happens in the next two years
• There is limited flexibility to change course and
only after discussion with subject teachers and
agreed by the Director of Learning
RELENTLESS
• Qualifications are a relentless examination of your child’s abilities,
academically, mentally and emotionally
• They are tough, and do not pause for illness, bereavement,
relationship issues, etc.
• Your child needs your support
Minimum progression to Year 13 requires
2 D grades (A-Level)
or 2 Merits (BTEC)
STUDENT GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
• Initial meetings with personal tutors
• Targets set based on GCSE results
• Interim reporting every ½ term
• Key cohorts met by DOL/Year Leader
• Annual reports
• Informal one-to-one work at subject and tutor levels
• Success snippets
REPORTING TO YOU
As in The Charter School
• 6 modular reports through the year
• Progress against target grades
Charter Standard – Traffic light system
• Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
• Text messaging
• Email
• Letter
• Phone calls
• Evening events
WHAT IF IT GOES WRONG?
•Stage system
•Attendance texts
•Progress Contract
•Parental Meetings
•Parental Contact
•Re-coursed…
POST 16 PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT
ATTAINMENT
LUCY WILLIAMS – POST 16 PROGRESS LEADER
POST 16 PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT ATTAINMENT
• Achievement Action
• Skills master classes
• Subject Catch Up
• Extended Project Qualification
(from January)
• Seminar discussion groups
(Oxbridge)
THE WORLD BEYOND SCHOOL
LIN PROCTOR – PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER
• 2009 – the Credit Crunch changed the rules
• ‘Employability’ is the key word
There is an equation:
E = Q + WE + S x C
E = Employability
Q = Qualifications
WE = Work Experience
S = Skills
C = Contacts
THE GOOD NEWS……
•Changing markets mean changing
opportunities
•We have strong relationships
•‘A team that looks the same isn’t a good team’
- IBM
Ambition to Reality Award (CAREER – Charter
College Ambition to Reality Employability and
Enrichment Reward)
Volunteering
Experience of work
Leadership
Team work
Debate mate
CV completed
Interview undertaken
Assembly attendance
General attendance
Careers Fair attendance
PwC Financial Workshop
Presentation skills
Mentoring programme
Entry to competitions
Final presentation
AMBITION TO REALITY
• Mock interviews
• CV writing skills
• Presentation training
• Financial Awareness
• Celebration event
WHAT CAN WE OFFER?
Mentors (subject or skill-based)
More than 100 from a range of professions – King’s College Hospital,
PwC, SJ Berwin, IPC Media and more
CAREERS FAIR
24th October, with over 40 guests
VOLUNTEERING
Many links with organisations such as:
•Dulwich Picture Gallery
•Dulwich Helpline
•Free the Children
•King’s College London
•PDSA
•Village Books
•Whippersnappers
ASSEMBLIES AND LECTURES
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Jay Rayner – journalist
Jo Brand – comedian
Camila Batmanghelidjh – founder, Kid’s Company
Fiona Millar – journalist
Baroness Helena Kennedy – Human Rights Lawyer
Maggie Aderin-Pocock – space scientist
Fiona Day – Producer Radio 2
Julie Bentley – Chief Executive of the Girl Guides
Margaret Evison – Mark Evison Foundation
Christine Ohuruogu – World Champion 400 metres
Joanna Abeyie, Print & Broadcast Journalist
Natalie Foster, Barrister
Sheila Nortley, Producer & Writer
Tracey Herald, Head of Community, 02 Telefonica
Sefa Nyki, Broadcaster & Presenter, Bang Radio
Terry Ryall, CEO of Vinspired
Keysha Davis, Editor Black Hair Magazine
Naomi Deru, Fashion designer
EXPLORING THE WORLD
• Harvard/Yale/New York
• Romania
• Iceland
• Ghana
• Kenya
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW?
• Talk to your child about the subjects they are taking
• Check your child is using their planner and how they are using their
working hours
• Has your child got involved in the extra curricular opportunities?
• Students should reinvent themselves as a learner and as part of the
school and wider community
• Keep in the know: make sure we always have your up to date contact
details. Success snippets, newsletters, follow us on twitter…..
• NEXT EVENT – YEAR 12 ACHIEVEMENT EVENING ON
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER FROM 4 – 7PM
ANY QUESTIONS ?????

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